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US House extends NSA surveillance law, rejecting new privacy safeguards

US President Trump tweeted in support of an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, on Thursday.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 12th, 2018

Congress Asks White House for an Estimate of How Many Americans Under Surveillance

The request comes as some Republican lawmakers, many of whom have stridently defended U.S. surveillance programs in the past, express sudden interest in considering additional privacy safeguards......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 7th, 2017

Paul Ryan had to explain the difference between domestic and foreign surveillance to Trump

AP Photo/Evan Vucci After President Donald Trump sent a tweet criticizing a critical national security program that allows the US to monitor foreign agents, House Speaker Paul Ryan had to spend half .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

House Votes To Renew Surveillance Law Despite Conflicting Trump Tweets

The bill passed .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 11th, 2018

House Passes Legislation Renewing Controversial NSA Surveillance Program

Update 2: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been renewed by the House of Representatives. Originally enacted in 1978, th.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 11th, 2018

Trump Today: Trump Today: President reverses his own criticism of FISA before House vote

President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested he was opposed to a surveillance program that his own administration said it supported just a day earlier, but quickly reversed himself......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2018

House Rejects Amendment To Curb Surveillance Powers

Update: Despite having the support of a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the so-called Amash amendment - also known as the USA Rights Act - has been rejected by the House.   Amash-sponsored USA Rights amendment on FISA 702 fails 183-233. But it.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 11th, 2018

Trump bucked his own White House on a controversial surveillance law after watching Fox News

AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump attacked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) shortly after the White House released a statement signaling the administration's strong support for it. He then walked back his attack. "This is the a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 11th, 2018

China Swats Jack Ma"s Ant Over Customer Privacy

Beijing’s internet regulators scolded China’s leading mobile-payments company for compromising privacy, putting pressure on firms to better protect personal data in a society subject to heavy state surveillance......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 10th, 2018

Stephen Colbert extends Trump satire into animation

The late-night host is about to launch a new animated parody about what transpires inside the Trump White House......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJan 7th, 2018

Months after Equifax data breach, we"re still no closer to privacy protections

This is the year privacy safeguards finally k.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 5th, 2018

BJP, Opposition spar over Chidambaram"s presence in House panel

New Delhi, 27 DecemberAt a Parliamentary standing committee meeting to discuss privacy and national security issues related to Aadhaar, Opposition members on Wednesday protested a move by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members to .....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 27th, 2017

New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards

A House rewrite of the law governing higher education would dismantle several regulations imposed by the Obama administration to control for-profit colleges......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytDec 12th, 2017

Essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

If you've got an Echo or another Alexa-powered device around the house, you'll want to review your privacy settings. Kim Komando tells y.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayDec 8th, 2017

The ‘third eye’ – Growing market for surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras have made life easy for entrepreneur G Sriram, who runs a guest house in the city, and his wife S Padmapriya, a gynaecologist, who practices in the same building. Nearly 20 ca........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineNov 21st, 2017

Ethics panel extends review of New York GOP congressman

The House Ethics Committee says it's extending its review of a congressman whose stock market trades prompted an advocacy group to request an investigation for possible violation of insider trading or conflict of interest laws......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 12th, 2017

Ethics Committee extends review of New York congressman

The House Ethics Committee says it's extending its review of a congressman whose stock market trades prompted an advocacy group to request an investigation for possible violation of insider trading or conflict of interest laws......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 12th, 2017

This Privacy Case Could Threaten Facebook’s European Operations—Again

Facebook and a lot of other online companies could find themselves on extremely shaky ground. The fallout from Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance revelations continues to jeopardize U.S. tech firms’ Europ.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 3rd, 2017

Currencies: Dollar trims losses after debt-limit deal, as traders await ECB

The U.S. dollar pared its losses on Wednesday after lawmakers and the White House agreed to a deal that extends the deadline for raising the federal government’s debt limit for around three months to mid-December......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 6th, 2017

What Right to Privacy ruling means for Aadhaar, mass surveillance

It's difficult to guess as to how Thursday's judgment will impact the Aadhaar Act.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 25th, 2017

SC verdict on Right to Privacy blow to fascist forces: Rahul Gandhi

He said it was a rejection of BJP's ideology of suppression through surveillance.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 24th, 2017